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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, the remaster of the classic Tales of Vesperia originally released on Xbox 360/PS3, has reached over 1.5 million units sold both digitally and physically. This brings the total number of units sold for the game (both the remaster and original) to 2.8 million. 

Quite the impressive feat, these numbers do not indicate exactly how many of those shipments were from the Switch. However, it is safe to assume that the Switch greatly contributed to these sales, seeing as Nintendo’s hardware (along with PC) never saw this classic game before its remaster in January 2019. 

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Bandai Namco has announced that it will be distributing a new patch for Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition on March 7 – or tomorrow, in other words. The RPG will be updated to version 1.2.

We have the following patch notes straight from Bandai Namco:

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Yesterday, we reported on the sales success of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in the UK: the game sold 24.8% more copies than the original Wii U version did when it launched. However, it turns out that that wasn’t the full picture. reports that sales data from several major retailers was missing in yesterday’s report; the updated sales data from GfK shows that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe actually sold 56% more copies than the Wii U version did when it launched.

Additonally, the sales data also reveals that Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition sold the best on Nintendo Switch. 49% percent of the game’s sales were on Nintendo’s platform, compared to 43% on Playstation 4 and 8% on Xbox One.


Japanese magazine Famitsu published some of its last coverage for Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition in this week’s issue. In that section, special developer messages were included. Original chief director / development producer Yoshito Higuchi and remaster producer Yusuke Tomizawa both shared a few words.

Here’s a full translation of what was said:

Another video for Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is in, this time showing how the Switch and PlayStation 4 versions compare. Check it out below.

Looking to get a little more out of Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition? Bandai Namco is helping your cause with a pair of free DLC packs. Across the two, you can nab some items and brand new costumes.

Here’s a rundown of both packs:

System: Switch
Release date: January 11, 2019
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Over the course of its early lifespan, the Switch has already managed to gather an extremely impressive library of third-party games to its repertoire. From hugely successful indies to critically acclaimed entries in long-standing JRPG franchises, it’s obvious that publishers and developers have noticed the success of Nintendo’s latest console. Continuing with the Switch’s recent streak of adding multiple different JRPG franchises to its library, Bandai Namco has added a well-known entry from one of its most famous series: Tales of Vesperia. However, this isn’t simply a port of an older game. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is a remaster of the PS3 port, with updated graphics, voice over, and extra content. So how well does it stack up to not only the original version, but the other JRPGs lining the Switch’s library?

Bandai Namco published a Japanese launch trailer for Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition yesterday, and now we have the western equivalent. You can watch it below.

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